The prince took to wearing a mask forged of steel when making his public appearances. He wore it to cultivate an air of mystery but also to prevent attempts on his life.
He selected a team of bodyguards with his build and gave them masks as well. By blending into a crowd, assassins couldn’t be sure which one was the target. The unorthodox tactic was considered a success.
But the prince became lazy. Over time, he gave more and more duties to his shadows and left his palace less and less.
Nobody even noticed when they replaced him for good.

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